1999 – Sustainable Development in Large Hydro Power Generation

A. Stephen

Among the major energy options, Large Hydro Power is considered to be the front ranking and renewable. But, in most of the developing countries including India, the large multipurpose dam
projects are shrouded in controversies.

This paper, while dealing with positive and negative impacts of large multipurpose dam projects, Jocuses on Social Impact Assessment’ and its mitigatory measures, for the success of the project. The Environment cost as well the Human cost of such projects should be judiciously integrated in the project cycle from its conception to its post implementation stage, for sustainable development of this
power regime.

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